Samsung ATIV S - Upcoming Windows 8 phones


Samsung launches ATIV S which is not a shocker in itself but why did it sneak in and launch just days before Nokia was scheduled to launch it's phones? Is Samsung worried about losing out after having lost a legal battle with Apple? Is the company sinking?

Samsung registered ATIV a trademark which the company wishes to use for its tablets and smartphones running on a spanking new Operating System.

Guess which Operating System?


While we leave you to figure that out let's take a quick peek at the buzz around ATIV S the smart phone.

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Before that here is some gossip making some waves. Samsung was sued by Apple recently for stealing it's iPhone designs. This Korean giant has to pay over $1.05 Billion dollars. The battle between the giants continues with Samsung claiming that Apple's win is a loss for consumers and Apple claims that Samsung has breached trust.

Samsung launches SmartPhone ATIV S


Samsung then shocked the world by launching a tablet and a smart phone based on a Windows Operating System. This came as a shocker to many with many die hard Samsung fans hooting for it. Nokia was scheduled to launch it's Windows Phone 8 handsets this year but looks like Samsung beat them to it. Samsung announced their Smart Phone just a few days before Nokia was supposed to launch two of it's models.

We all know Nokia is sinking and is struggling to make it back. Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 were the life savers. Did Samsung just kill this?

While we wait with bated breaths for Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920, we are thrilled to review Samsung's ATIV S today.

Design Specifications of Samsung ATIV S


Samsung hasn't released its specifications yet but here is what we could obtain about the ATIV S.

  • ATIV S weighs 135gms ~ light yet sturdy enough to take a fall

  • 4.8-Super 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display

  • Display protected against scratches with Corning "Gorilla" glass ~ much needed by me

  • , 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor

  • 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera

  • 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera

  • Windows Phone 8's Metro-style UI

  • Samsung's Android interface TouchWiz UI

  • 1GB of RAM

  • 16GB and 32GB versions will be released

  • microSD slots ~ memory can be expanded using external memory sticks.

  • Windows Phone 8's compatibility of quad core chips

  • HSPA+42 - high-speed internet connectivity

  • 2,300 MAh battery

I am pretty happy with what we have found and are waiting to see if Nokia will be able to beat this.

If Nokia comes with 20 MP camera, it might make some waves.
Microsoft preferred partner Nokia was supposed to launch two new phones Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 but Samsung beat them to it by launching ATVI S. It is rumored that Microsoft wanted to make it known that it had no partiality with Nokia.

Windows Phone 8 Launches ~ Oct 29


Let's get back to the gossip. Windows Phone 8 Operating System is scheduled to launch on Oct. 29 2012. Apple is launching iPhone 5 a month ahead of them and rumor mills are spinning news at an amazing rate. This is what they say.

It has been heard that 50 million iPhone 5s in the first few months of launch by Apple. This can hit Windows Phone 8 launch.
But then let us look at it from a consumer's point of view. As a consumer I like competition as it means better prices, more features and more choices. I have been thinking of replacing my cell phone for long. I think I will watch and wait. October isn't too far away and I have a feeling that the mobile industry will see changes and huge ones.


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